Oil Organization On the Go!

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Storage and Portability

I wanted to share my impression of my new Wooden Essential Oil Storage Box from Aroma Outfitters. This wooden box is sturdy and roomy!  In a word VERSATILITY makes this a new favorite and a MUST HAVE to your essential oil storage solution. This is really an all in one solution for home or travel. I can keep my favorite and most used oils in this case and move it from my bathroom to the main part of my house where I am all day.

The great thing it is always ready to travel.  Just having my oils conveniently located in one area has already saved me many trips back and forth throughout my day. The storage box keeps them stored in an upright position which is important to prevent leakage and deterioration of your oil orifices over time. Ready to go??

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Size Options and Convenience

You will want this box in every size for your oily collection. There are several options so you can decide which is right for you.  The 68 bottle capacity is perfect for my classes and travel (pictured above). There is also a smaller version with 35 bottles and a larger version with 87 bottles to suit your preference.

All sizes hold both 5 mL and 15 mL bottles. There are also slanted slots for your roller ball blends. The box also includes a foam pad to help protect your oils with transport. The carrying case is a must have so you can slip over the wooden essential oil storage box and travel with your oils. The carrying case allows some extra room for other items you might want to slide inside to keep with your oils such as booklets, recipes or the like. I see a couple more of these storage boxes in my future. I’m thinking my oily stash can go in one and be safety stored in my closet for future use.

Oily Accessories

Check out Aroma Outfitters for other great essential oil accessories too such as their aromatherapy jewelry, essential oil inspired attire, gemstone roller balls and much more.  The holidays will be here before you know it. Check them out for some unique essential oil goodies for yourself and your friends.  Tell them The Oil Dropper sent you.

 

Thank you AromaOutfitters!!!

 

 

 

 

Who Needs Some Clarity?

Dive into Clarity

Clarity is a blend of 12 amazing oils that support mental alertness and vitality. Who doesn’t need a little focus now and then? I love diffusing this blend in my office when I’m tackling my list for the day. I also will apply to the back of my neck or wrists on my way out the day before an important meeting.

I have used this one with my children as well. I will add some to their diffuser bracelet or put in the diffuser in the morning before school or during homework time.

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Let’s Take a Closer Look

Basil essential oil supports tired minds.

Cardamom essential oil is uplifting, refreshing, and invigorating to the mind.

Rosemary essential oil is stimulating to memory and opens the conscious mind. A study out of the University of Miami showed rosemary helped with alertness, eased anxiousness and amplified analytic and mental ability.

Peppermint essential oil is invigorating and uplifting. There was a study from Dr. December out of the University of Cincinnati which found that inhaling peppermint oil can increase mental accuracy by 28%.

Coriander essential oil is supportive to the immune system.

Geranium essential oil is both uplifting and relaxing.

Bergamot essential oil is both calming and uplifting, it can help support stressful times and relieve anxiousness.

Lemon essential oil is both stimulating and invigorating.

Ylang Ylang essential oil promotes relaxation, balances male and female energies and restores confidence and equilibrium.

Jasmine essential oil is stimulating to the mind and can help with concentration.

Roman Chamomile essential oil can help with clearing of negative energy and anger emotions.

Palmarosa essential oil is stimulating to the nervous system and cardiovascular system.

 

As you can see Clarity has a wide range of support from some amazing oils all combined into this beautiful meld.

 

Grab yourself some Clarity!

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Grief Supporting Essential Oils

Let’s discuss some essential oils to help support the grief process. Grief is something we all go through from time to time. Maybe you lost a loved one or broke up with a loved one are just are not getting along with someone you love and care for.  No matter the cause, grief is painful to go through.

Stages Of Grief

There are 5 documented stages of grief per the Kübler-Ross model, which is described as a series of emotions experienced by terminally ill patients prior to death, or people who have lost a loved one, wherein the five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  You can read more about Grief in the book by Kubler Ross entitled “Of Grief and Grieving“.

Let me briefly describe each stage for you and share some essential oils you may try during each stage. Note, all grief does not necessarily go through each of these stages.

Denial is the first stage of grief. This stage helps with survival of loss and sorrow. Things can becoming overwhelming during this time with meaning being lost to it all. Shock can help with survival during this time as this phase fades into the next stage these oils may help support.

Some great oils to use during the Denial phase are Geranium and Lavender.

Anger is the next stage where you begin to feel more compared to the denial stage where everything may feel numb. The emotions are strong as they kick in. This stage may make you question if God is really there, where was He? Under all this lies your deep rooted pain from the situation you are walking through.

Some oils that may help support the Anger stage and during times of anger include your favorite calming oils such as Peace & Calming, Stress Away and Roman Chamomile.

Bargaining sometimes occurs before a major loss where you may plead with God for what you wish to happen. Guilt sometimes is an emotion experiences during this phase as you go through the “If Only’s”…this stage can last months depending on the situation.

Some essential oils to use during this time may include Forgiveness, SARA, Hope, Peppermint.

Depression can be the next stage from deep sadness to clinical depression. This time can leave one feeling empty and loss. Some become withdrawn to other things going on around them in their “everyday life”. This stage is very normal especially after the loss of a loved one as we know that the stages of grief are all necessary for the healing process.

Some oils to help deep sadness and periods of depression may include Frankincense, Cypress and Joy

Acceptance is about dealing and accepting the reality of the situation. It doesn’t mean one is ever “ok” with what has happened but they have developed their own method of coping and is the beginnings of moving forward with their life. Things are often forever different and changed but one moves into a re-adjustment period and learning to live differently. In the case of losing a loved one, they will have “good days” and “bad days”. New connections can start to be made.

Some oils to help support during the Acceptance stage are: Present Time and Acceptance, Coriander and Orange.

Essential Oils to Support Sorrow and Grief

Did you know that you can use essential oils to naturally support your emotions? I listed some oils for the different grief stages but there are many oils to support sorrow and sometimes you need to experiment a bit to figure out which one you best respond to.

Bergamot is thought to help turn sorrow into Joy.  Some other singles you could also use include Lavender, Eucalyptus, Roman Chamomile, Juniper and White Angelica.

Young Living has many blends that would wonderful to support sorrow as well including Forgiveness, Gentle Baby, Present Time, Release, 3 Wise Men, Valor or even Joy.

How To Use EO’s for Emotions

You can use the oils in a variety of ways by diffusing in a cool mist diffuser or apply topically. I often like to apply emotional oils close to my heart or over my wrists. I often wear diffuser jewelry as well so that I can continue to smell the oils. You can even bring oils with you in the car or to the office with a portable diffuser.

Massage is a great way to use oils for emotional release. You can have someone do a raindrop on your with emotional oils or do a modified one on your self.

Essential Oils for Grief

The following are some wonderful blends you can use to support grief and sorrow. Try mixing 2-3 and use in your favorite application method.

Bergamot, Cypress, Myrrh, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Rosemary or any of the oils listed above.

Grief Diffuser Blend

Add 2 drops each to cool mist diffuser: Marjarom, Lemon, Clary Sage, Rosemary, and Bergamot.

Grief Rollerball Recipe

Using a 10 mL roller top bottle add 12 drops Bergamot, 8 drops Frankincese and 5 drops Vetiver. Top with your favorite carrier oils.

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Grief Support

Talk to a friend, let your church support you and/or consider counseling during this painful time. Don’t be alone as you walk out your grief and find your own emotional healing.